Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart - Bookaday #10
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Love the title of this one. Totally weird story about Lenny Abramov who falls in love with a young Asian girl, Eunice, while in Italy. They get together shortly after she returns to the States. Lenny works for this company that's involved in a little bit of everything but his department looks for HNWI, High Net Worth Individuals, to offer them a form of immortality. There's a lot of talk about apparat's which are like high tech gadgets that go beyond the smartphone. You can check out anybody's credit rating and in bars the level of attractiveness is weighed. We learn a lot about Lenny and Eunice through their writing. Lenny keeps a diary and Eunice emails her best friend, GrillB***h about everything. Oh, and books are to be skimmed, not read! That lowers your attractiveness!